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Live in historic, brownstone Brooklyn in a floor-through, garden apartment. Two bedrooms, one bathroom (renovated in 2012). Large living room and kitchen. Hardwood parquet floors. Classic, comfortable, uncluttered. Near all major subway lines and only 20 minutes to Manhattan. Peace and quiet, but also in an area renowned for its shops and restaurants.
Step out into a quiet, ivy-covered garden for your morning coffee. Cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Use your private entrance to come and go at your whim. Sleep on all new mattresses with fresh cotton linens. Real beds accommodate 5 people. Baby cot and high chair onsite.
Parking is readily available on the streets of Fort Greene at no cost. Safe neighborhood with families, young professionals, artists, retirees and many who have lived in the neighborhood for a long time. This is charming Brooklyn living at its best.
• Private, independent apartment with outdoor space/garden
• 2 bedrooms, 1 newly renovated bathroom with tub/shower
• Approximately 1,000 square ft, with 800 square ft outdoor space
• Sleeps up to 5 people; kid-friendly with cot and high chair
• Central location near 12 subway lines, 20 minutes to Manhattan
• Fully equipped, spacious kitchen includes dishes, cookware
• Wifi, cable TV, microwave, dishwasher
• Free on-street, public parking
Upon entry, there is a hallway for storage of your stroller (if you have little ones). Double doors to the apartment lead to a very large living/dining room (13 x 24 ft), with new windows looking out onto our peaceful, tree-lined street. Furnishings: sofa for 2-3 people, two armchairs, a daybed that doubles as a single bed (purchased 2012) for overflow guests, a long, contemporary dining table with eight upholstered mid-century dining chairs, a new 32' flat screen Sony TV with cable, an antique sideboard topped with a slab of white marble, including guidebooks and maps of NYC.
In the center of the apartment, with a cut-out (pass-through) connecting it to the living room, the kitchen is huge by NY standards, 13 x 10 ft. It contains a stove with oven and broiler, refrigerator, microwave, large sink, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster and many cupboards storing every kind of kitchen utensil and cookware you may need. Ample counter space, including two long, stainless steel professional kitchen counters.
A small hallway leads to the large bedroom (13' x 13') with a new (2011) queen-size bed, huge closet and views on the garden. In summer, there is an air-conditioner in the bottom part of one of the two windows. Reading lamps and bedside tables on either side of the bed. A desk with lamp and chair and a dresser makes this a well-equipped, perfect bedroom hideaway. There is also a full-length mirror.
Continuing through the hallway is a small bedroom (12' x 7') with a new (2012) single bed and extra single bed trundle stored underneath. Dresser, reading lamps, closet and doorway to garden. We have a portable crib with sheet, should you need it. The small bedroom has just enough space to fit baby cot and/or the trundle single bed. This is useful if you have kids and want them in their own room. NOTE: this is a very small bedroom and it's a tight squeeze to put extra bed in here! But it works.
In January 2012, we did a gut renovation of the bathroom. It is beautiful and modern, with green-flecked Terrazzo floor tiles, white subway tiles, bathtub with shower, a large, white Caeserstone counter and under-mount sink. Grohe faucets. Hooks and towel bars. A high-quality exhaust fan that is very quiet and efficient.
Visit the famous Brooklyn Flea a few blocks away, the Olmsted designed park at the end of the block (with jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts), or the bustling Farmer's Market on the edge of the park. The neighborhood is filled with interesting restaurants, bars and shops. I grew up in New York City and lived in Paris for 10 years and I can tell you this is my favorite neighborhood, anywhere. Ever!
Near all major subway lines (12 different subways!) and only 20 minutes to busy downtown Manhattan, one stop away on the Q train. Walking distance to other great Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Park Slope, restaurant row in Cobble Hill and Prospect Heights, Pratt Institute, the mansions of Clinton Hill, the urban grit of Vinegar Hill and DUMBO.
Toasty: Brooklyn at its very best.
Our family has lived in Brooklyn since 1997, when we moved here from Paris, France. My husband and I have raised our children in Fort Greene, a vibrant, diverse and interesting neighborhood. I am a chef-instructor, teaching home cooking with an emphasis on healthy, seasonal food. I was born and raised in NYC but my second home is France. My favorite things to do? Cook, read, practice yoga, travel, be with friends and family, hike, swim in rivers, lakes and oceans around the world, garden and help other people get into the kitchen and enjoy making good food for themselves.
Nan Doyle purchased this apartment in 1998
I love New York. We are lucky to have an extra floor in our brownstone house and we wanted to make it available to travelers looking to experience the city like natives.
New York City has everything: the arts (from tiny performance spaces with quirky shows to huge, blockbuster art exhibitions), great food (from latino food trucks to top chefs), non-stop street life, beaches a subway ride away, shopping (strand bookstore, nolita fashion boutiques, 99¢ stores on fulton mall, to name a few). Being based in groovy Fort Greene allows visitors to have the peace and quiet of leafy Brooklyn and be minutes away from the pulse of downtown Manhattan. It's the perfect starting point for enjoying the city.
We have lived in Park Slope earlier, but wanted to try out Fort Greene this time. The apartment was just as nice as it was in the pictures and it was very clean as well. Our host Nan was really helpful and sweet, and she even left her homemade granola which is to die for! We traveled with three kids and we felt we had enough space. The location is also perfect! Close to the park, BAM, Brooklyn Flea, lots of nice restaurants and shops, Park Slope, Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill. And the subway station is also very close and bring you to Manhattan in few minutes. We will absolutely want to stay here again. Heidi +4, from Norway.
My mother, sister and myself stayed at Toasty in Nov 2013 for a trip to New York to celebrate my mums 60th birthday. Toasty brooklyn is the perfect place to stay when visiting New York! The location is excellent, close to great restaurants, shops and the C train to take you to manhattan. Fort Greene is a beautiful area and it's only a short walk to De Kalb ave station for the B, Q and R trains. The apartment has everything you need, a really beautiful space. I slept on the bed in the living area and was very comfortable. Nan and her family are very accommodating and extremely helpful. We would definitely stay again!
You can already read a lot in reviews about this Apt, and how it's a nice one.
We are a family of 4 (2 kids 9 & 6) and we spent 4 days there during spring.
And what we enjoyed a lot was the fact we were near everything ! Different subways, great groceries, restaurants, etc ... You can find a lot of things just around this home.
We enjoyed a lot this house and it's a very nice place to come back at the end of the day, after a busy and noisy day in Manhattan :-)
We stayed at Toasty this Spring and loved it very much. The apartment was very cozy, just like pictured. The big and fully equipped kitchen made our stay so easy, we were travelling with a baby (13 mo) and prepared his meals on our own. This wouldn't have been possible in a hotel. We all slept very well in the big bedroom, there was a crib ready for the baby and also a high chair and toys for him to play with! This is very thoughtful of the hosts.
We´ve been to NYC a few times before and now wanted to take a closer look at Brooklyn. The neighbourhood was great and the playground and park nearby was highly appreciated. We used the subway to move around and it was easy.
The hosts were very easy to approach and ready to help or answer questions, we felt very welcome. They had prepared this "useful information -file" where we could find for example a list of restaurants nearby with descriptions and addresses.
All in all, I can warmly recommend this apartment. If we´re someday looking for a place to stay in Brooklyn again, we don´t have to look any further. :)
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful Fort Greene apartment. The apartment was very clean, warm and cozy. It was within walking distance of great restaurants, shops and the park.
The thoughtfulness of the hosts was apparent in all of the special touches - staying up late to greet us on our arrival, kitchen provisions to get us started, a stocked cabinet with anything we might have forgotten; shampoo, umbrella, games for children etc.
We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning on our next trip.
Nice apartment, excellent location and very friendly and helpful owners.
If you are interested in staying in Brooklyn, it would be hard to do better than this apartment. You are in the heart of trendy Fort Greene in a lower level apartment with garden, minutes from half a dozen subway lines. The area is fantastic with great restaurants, bars, cafes and Fort Greene Park. And the apartment has everything you need for your stay (except maybe a DVD player). It was very cozy for our family of 5, quiet and warm, and laid out with the basic furnishings you need to be comfortable. We would stay here again.
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